Anagram is the rearrangement (reordering) of the letters of a word, phrase or words (sentence) to make another word, phrase or a sentence. This new word, phrase or words formed from the rearrangement, contains all the letters of the original word or phrase or sentence but only in a different order. This means therefore they are both spelt with the same set of letters. Thus, anagram can be used to rearrange the letters of a word, phrase or sentence so as to discover a secret (hidden) message. This is used in a word game that involves the forming of anagrams. For example, “Butterfly” is an anagram of “Flutter-by”. An anagram that reads the same backward as forward is called palindrome, e.g., “Anna,” “Able was I ere I saw Elba” and “Draw, o coward”.
Anagrams have been around for a very long time, this goes way back in history. Anagram is said to have been originated in 260 B.C. by the Greek poet Lycophron who lived in Alexandria at the palace of King Ptolemy Philadelphus (285-247 B.C.) where he used them to flatter those who hold high social status, position and wealth. It is also mentioned by some historians to be invented without authority by the Jews. Hebrew writers (the Kabbalists) were, fond of its use and asserted that " secret mysteries are woven in the numbers of letters." The study of anagrams has been called the Great Art due to the fact that the word ANAGRAMS can be rearranged to produce the word ARS MAGNA, which is the Latin name for Great Art.
Here are few popular and very clever anagrams for you to enjoy. These anagrams show the amusing results of rearranging (transposing) the letters of a word, phrase or sentence to form another which are relevant and humorous to each other. There are lots more out there which can be placed in different subject categories but this will be a general anagram list. Needless to say also, there are anagrams that are vulgar in nature that goes cleverly with the original word, phrase or sentence. However, those will not be included here.
A Rearrange Word A Decimal Point I'm a Dot in Place A Domesticated Animal Docile, as a Man Tamed it A Gentleman Elegant Man A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss Stroller on Go, Amasses Nothing Admirer Married Animosity Is No Amity Astronomer Moon Starer B Bill Gates gets a bill Butterfly Flutter-by C Clint Eastwood Old West Action Clothespins So Let's Pinch Circumstantial evidence Can ruin a selected victim Contradiction Accord not in it Conversation Voices Rant On D David Letterman Nerd Amid Late TV Debit card Bad Credit Desperation A Rope Ends It Dormitory Dirty Room E Election Promises Come-ons, lies, tripe! Election results Lies! Let's recount Eleven plus two Twelve plus one Elvis Lives F Funeral Real Fun G George Bush He bugs Gore H Halloween Awe Hell No Heavy Rain? Hire a Navy! Howard Stern Retard Shown I Indomitableness Endless ambition J K L Listen Silent Laxative Exit Lava M Magic tricks grim sick act Males never ask for directions Keen crisis of men's road travel Many a true word is spoken in jest Men joke, and so win trusty praise Margaret Thatcher That Great Charmer Martha Stewart rawest math rat Michael Jackson He can mock jails Michael Jordan Major held icon Mother-in-law Woman Hitler My Life Is Over Vile Of Misery N Napster Net Raps New Years Eve We Erase Envy No Admittance Contaminated O October Sky Rocket Boys One good turn deserves another Do rogues endorse that? No, never! Operating systems Gates strips money Osama Bin Laden An Islam bad one P Payment Received Every cent paid me Precaution I put on care Prenatal Parental Presbyterian Best In Prayer President Saddam Hussein Human disaster dispensed Princess Diana End Is A Car Spin Protectionism Nice to imports Q R Rome was not built in a day Any labor I do wants time S Saddam Hussein UN's said he's mad Schoolmaster The classroom Semolina Is No Meal Silicon Graphics A Long Chip Crisis Slot Machines Cash Lost in 'em Snooze Alarms Alas! No More Z's Statue of Liberty Built to Stay Free Stormy weather Showery matter Sunshine and Shadow Show in Sun and Shade T The Answer Wasn't Here The Country Side No City Dust Here The Detectives Detect Thieves The Earthquakes That Queer Shake The Eyes They See The Hilton Hint: Hotel The Microsoft Corporation Horror of Competition Acts The Morse Code Here Come Dots The Public Art Galleries Large Picture Halls, I Bet The Railroad Train Hi! I Rattle and Roar The United States Bureau of Fisheries I Raise the Bass to Feed Us in the Future The United States of America Attaineth its cause, freedom Tired Nerves Tense Driver Truth Is It Hurts U V Vacation Times I'm Not as Active Valentine Poems Pen mates in love W Western Union No Wire Unsent X Y Year two thousand A year to shut down Z
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